Workshop: When Alzheimer’s Strikes: A Way to Help Thur the Creative Arts
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine 75015 Paris, France
Registration: Free of charge, reservation required. For more information visit the WICE website.
Stories of how people with Alzheimer’s can regain capacities for exchange and communication through the impact of art and other creative therapies are the subject of an inspiring film and book by Berna Huebner, a longtime member of the WICE Board. Berna was spurred to carry out this project by her mother’s personal journey through this debilitating illness. She will share with us excerpts from her film, I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, along with her own story of making it and showing it world-wide.
Instructor: Berna Huebner is the founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation in people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. She co-directed the film, I Remember Better When I Paint, that shows how the creative arts can help Alzheimer’s patients re-engage in life. Berna is now director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris, and has served on the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s board.
About the documentary
I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland, is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer’s Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation.